Candace Eisner Strick

Learning both music and knitting at the age of three, Candace Eisner Strick has followed these two loves all her life. She was co-director and cello instructor of the Suzuki String Program of Mansfield, CT for 16 years. She is the author of Sweaters From a New England Village (Down East Books, 1996), a book about Harrisville, NH which features twenty original designs using Harrisville Designs yarn. Her second book, Sweaters From New England Sheep Farms (Down East Books, 2000) is a series of portraits of eight New England sheep farmers who hand-dye the wool they produce, and includes over 25 original designs using their fiber. Her third knitting book, Beyond Wool (Martingale and Co., Feb. 2004), uses a variety of fibers other than wool. There are chapters about the fibers as well as 25 original designs. Her fourth book, The Quilter's Quick Reference Guide, was released in June, 2004 by Martingale and Co. Her fifth publication, Little Box of Crocheted Bags, was released in March 2006 by Martingale and Co. Her sixth book Knit One, Stripe Too, was released by Martingale and Co. in October, 2008. Her latest book, Strick-ly Socks, features a revolutionary and amazingly simple way of knitting socks. Her designs and writing have appeared in Knitter's Magazine, Interweave Knits, Vogue Knitting, Knit It Magazine, Wild Fiber Magazine, Cast On Magazine, Vogue Knitting books and Interweave Knitting books. Candace designs for yarn companies while she and her husband run their internet based business,, which features her exclusive designs, and her new line of yarn, Merging Colors.

Candace teaches workshops internationally at major knitting conventions and guilds. Her other fiber related interests include spinning, weaving, dyeing and quilting. When not doing the above, she is riding her bicycle. She lives in rural Connecticut with her pianist/knitting husband Ken, wonder-bunny Abraham, and a parrot who owns her. She has three grown sons, all of whom know how to knit but refuse to do so.

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